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Managed Servers Can Save You Time and Money

If you're a business owner, then you have probably learned the hard way that being stretched too thin can be a frustrating reality. Sometimes, it may seem like there are simply not enough hours in the day — or days in the week. The good news, however, is that there are ways to free up more of your own time in addition to potentially saving your business some money. One of the best ways to do this is through making the switch to a managed server. Free Up Your Time for Other Things When you make the switch from a traditional dedicated server to a managed server, you can save yourself a lot of the time and hassle that comes along with managing your own servers. Instead, you have a team of professionals responsible for monitoring and managing your website's servers, which in turn frees up more time for you to

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Pay for a Dedicated Server With Bitcoin

In addition to traditional payment methods, ReliableSite now accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment for dedicated servers and other services through our site. With the increasing popularity of Bitcoin use (which shows no signs of slowing down any time soon), we believe this payment option will make many of our customers even happier with their decision to trust ReliableSite with their hosting needs. What Is Bitcoin, Anyway? First introduced in 2009, Bitcoin is a form of digital/electronic currency. Unlike U.S. dollars and other forms of currency, Bitcoins aren’t printed or controlled by a specific treasury. Instead, this digital currency is produced by people on their computers through the use of software that solves mathematical equations. Bitcoin was created by a software developer with the goal of having a worldwide currency that would be free of any specific authority, easy to transfer digitally, and allow for low transaction fees. Ever since

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Redundant Hosting and Why Your Dedicated Server Needs It

If you’re in the market for a dedicated server, there’s a lot to consider before you agree to a contract. One aspect you won’t want to overlook as you shop around for a dedicated server is that of security and reliability. Specifically, when it comes to reliability, you can’t go wrong in selecting a dedicated server provider that has redundant hosting in place. What Is Redundant Hosting? Redundant hosting refers to a dedicated server that’s hosted inside a data center that has back-ups and redundancies in place to keep your server up and running in even the most extreme conditions. For example, if a power supply within your dedicated server’s data center fails, redundant hosting would mean that there would immediately be a back-up power supply in place to prevent any downtime or other problems on your part. Why Redundancies Matter When you decide to go with a dedicated server,

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ReliableSite Pioneers Dedicated Hosting Rewards Program

Monthly spending on a dedicated server adds rewards points that can be used for free upgrades. Dedicated hosting users can now increase the value of their investments with ReliableSite’s Loyalty Rewards Program. The program gives customers the ability to upgrade their dedicated server components with points accumulated at every billing cycle. This is one of the only comprehensive loyalty points systems currently available in the dedicated hosting industry. The average dedicated hosting customer spends over $100 per month on their service. Business owners know that dedicated hosting and dedicated servers are an important expense. They frequently see their costs rise as the business receives more web traffic and needs better specifications or more servers. With ReliableSite’s rewards points, otherwise cost prohibitive upgrades can add value and speed to hardware. [caption id="attachment_1286" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Dedicated server hardware gets a boost with free upgrades for customers.[/caption] “We truly believe in rewarding the

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Dedicated Hosting Fans Halloween Costumes

We challenged our followers and customers to submit their best costumes for our Halloween contest (Rules and info). Within a few days we received some great entries, and one of these people will win 6 months of free dedicated hosting on a Rapid Deploy Intel Xeon E5 1650 v2!   Dinosaurs need hosting in their offices too. We do the work, so their arms don't need to reach a server.   The deadline to submit your photos is by the end of November 1. A winner will notified by email by Nov. 4, 2016. Thank you everyone for your entries!

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Managed or Unmanaged Dedicated Servers: What’s Best for Your Needs?

So, you’re thinking about giving dedicated servers a try for yourself, whether it’s for gaming, personal or business use. However, when you decide to make the switch to a dedicated server, you also have another important decision to make: Will you opt for a managed or unmanaged dedicated server? By understanding the main differences between each option, in addition to carefully weighing the potential pros and cons of each, you can ultimately decide which choice is best for your needs and budget. What’s the Difference? You need to consider a couple of the main differences between a managed and unmanaged hosting package. For starters, when you choose a managed server, you basically have your own dedicated team of IT professionals helping to keep your server running smoothly. This service may include making sure that any security updates are installed, that your data is backed up as needed, and that pretty

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Dedicated Server Security: 4 Steps for Protecting Your Data

Whether you already have a dedicated server or are thinking about utilizing one for your business or personal needs, security should be your top priority. Dedicated server providers make it easier than ever for you to keep your data and information safe by including features such as DDoS protection and other options. Still, you can take some additional steps to increase security for your dedicated server and protect your data. Maintain Your Databases Taking the time to make sure your databases are well maintained and updated as needed is important, regardless of what anybody may tell you. Specifically, you should make sure that your databases are protected against SQL injection. You may also want to delete any unneeded data and cut back on the access that others have to said database. This is especially important if you collect any sensitive information from customers on your site (such as payment information). This

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Why Location Matters: Reducing Latency of Your Dedicated Server

Are you in the process of shopping around for your first dedicated server? If so, then you may be understandably feeling a little overwhelmed by the choices available to you. How can you know which option is best for your needs? One important factor to consider as you select a dedicated server is that of its location. After all, the physical location of your server in relation to where you live can have an impact on latency. What is Latency? Latency refers to the amount of time needed for your server to process any kind of request. For example, if somebody is visiting your website (which is hosted on a dedicated server) and they click on a link, higher latency will result in the page taking longer to load. On the other hand, low latency will result in the page and all the objects on it (videos, images, text, etc.)

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Dos and Don’ts of Using a Dedicated Server for Gaming

If you’re into gaming on your computer, then you’ve probably dealt with the frustration of trying to play a game on a slow connection. Few things in life are more frustrating than playing one of your favorite games poorly as a result of a bad connection, lag or other connectivity issues. This is why many serious gamers have begun using dedicated servers for their gaming needs. This allows them to have a dedicated, reliable connection that they can use outside of their home internet connection for gaming without lag or connectivity problems. If you’re thinking about making the switch to a dedicated server for gaming, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you make the right decision for your needs. DO Choose the Right Dedicated Server Start by considering your needs when it comes to a dedicated server. After all, not all server options are created

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Budgeting for a Dedicated Server: What You Need to Know

  Having a dedicated server is highly recommended for businesses of all sizes. Even for a small business just starting out, a dedicated server can help to ensure that the page load times on your website are as fast as possible, and that you don’t have to worry about unexpected downtime that could cost you business. Of course, one of the challenges many small business owners face is that of figuring out how to budget appropriately for a dedicated server. Fortunately, we have some budgeting tips to help make things easier on you. Research Costs and Add-Ons Start by doing some research on the specific features you need in a dedicated server. This will help you get an idea of how much you can expect to spend per month or per year (depending on how you’re going about purchasing the service). Specifically, when paying a monthly price, be sure to find

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